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Today’s guest is Scott Bottorff, a former professional hockey player, professional bodybuilder and fascia specialist who has an innate desire to understand the true limits of what the human animal is capable of.

From the creators of the groundbreaking Sports, Energy and Consciousness Festival™ comes OMNI Athlete™, a new weekly interview show that explores the perspectives of the world’s highest achieving mind, body and spirit competitors to learn their secrets for accessing peak performance. Hosted by Josh Crist, OMNI Athlete is designed to give athletes the techniques and knowledge they need to access their peak performance state. Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday and Friday.

Pulled Quotes

  • “The fascia is our architecture that gives us our shape.”
  • “We know it through our mind, but we don’t know it through our bodies.”
  • “The mind is not the body.”
  • “We have a physical body and no one cares to take it for a test drive.”
  • “I don’t think athletes understand that sometimes they might be moving from an emotion that happened years ago.”
  • “People have to start addressing the gateways of the body.”
  • “Everything is as one.”
  • “Easten cultures do physical practices every day.”
  • “They calm the body to receive present life instead of past suffering.”
  • “Your tissue is shaped like your DNA.”
  • “Health is performance.”
  • “Athletes fixate on symptomatic echoes.”
  • “When you get health, you get performance.”

Mentioned in This Episode

  • What the fascia is and its role within the context of sport
  • The power of opening the body to learn instead of opening a book
  • What it feels like to embody knowledge instead of idealizing it
  • How the fascia allows us to move without actually using our muscles
  • Where trauma and past experiences are stored in your physical body
  • Why trauma can be a small moment or experience
  • The key to not reenacting old patterns of emotion and behavior
  • Why not learning to calm your body is keeping you chained to suffering
  • The reason why you need to turn down your nervous system, rather than constantly turning it up
  • How to learn the power of stretching from house pets
  • How to tell if you’re responding to symptomatic echoes, or root causes of injury
  • Why your body stays stuck in injury long after you finish your career
  • Why health is the key to becoming an open vessel and receiving life in the present moment

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